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ALLOCUTUS Definition & Legal Meaning

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In criminal procedure, when a prisoner is convicted on a trial for treason or felony, the court is bound to demand of him what he has to say as to why the court should not proceed to judgment against him; this demand is called the “allocutus,” or “allocution,” and is entered on the record. Archb. Crim. Pi. 173; State Y. Ball, 27 Mo. 324.


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